A TEAM of volunteers from Taylor Made Financial Planning visited Bordon to help clear an area of woodland with the Deadwater Valley Trust.

Their task, on October 20, was to help with woodland management by clearing rhododendrons which, in turn, allows light to get to the woodland floor.

Taylor Made Financial Planning has offices in Claygate, Surrey, and Thruxton, Hampshire, and provides financial expertise to individuals and businesses.

The day’s volunteering was “a great way to get colleagues together” while making a difference to a local community, the company said.

Adrian Taylor, partner at Taylor Made Financial Planning, said: “We’ve had a fantastic day helping the Deadwater Valley Trust keep on top of its woodland management.

“This was a great project for us as this location is in the middle of both our offices and something we could do together as a team.”

Senior Trust countryside ranger Jamie Cummins said: “Without volunteers’ help the woodland management programme wouldn’t be completed every year.

“With this extra help we can improve the native-species population by removing invasive rhododendrons, and keeping the paths clear.”

Community First Havant East Hampshire organised the event as part of its employee volunteering scheme. Any businesses which would like to take part in a similar event should e-mail [email protected] or call 0300 500 8085.